U.S. Africa Bureau Chief Meets New Gambian President

During her three-day official visit to The Gambia for the presidential inauguration, Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield held talks with President Adama Barrow. During the discussions, the top U.S. Africa diplomat congratulated President Barrow on The Gambia’s peaceful transition of power, and assured him that the United States Government will support the Gambian government’s efforts to rebuild democratic institutions, invigorate the economy, and ensure that the rights of all Gambians are respected.

Meets New Ministers
She also held several meetings with new Coalition Government leaders including Vice President Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajang (now reassigned Women’s Affairs Minister/Overseer of Office of the Vice President), Foreign Minister Ousainou Darboe, Agriculture Minister Omar Jallow, and Government Spokesperson and Presidential Advisor Halifa Sallah.